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The Ordnance Survey and National Needs

    Naturevolume 134pages677679 (1934) | Download Citation



    THE ultimate value of a map or plan is measured by the accuracy with which it records the features of the area covered. It follows, therefore, that when development of an area is rapid, frequent revision of large-scale plans is necessary. For some time past, it has been a source of complaint that the large-scale plans of Great Britain are obsolete, and in July last the International Congress of Surveyors passed a resolution requesting the Chartered Surveyor's Institution to investigate the questions raised by this condition of many Ordnance maps of the British Isles and to take appropriate action. At a meeting of the council of the Institution held on October 8, it was decided that the Institution should proceed with a full inquiry into the present position, with the view of asking the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, to which the Ordnance Survey is responsible, to set up a departmental committee to consider the subject.

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